Clay CrossSouth Normanton

Clasou two
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This route cuts nearly two miles off the journey and includes passing services halfway at Tibshelf. The extra mile of road walking does have pavement all the way, a mix of close roadside but in places well segregated. It also offers an alternative approach / exit at Clay Cross through the park

This route cuts nearly two miles off the journey and includes passing services halfway at Tibshelf. The extra mile of road walking does have pavement all the way, a mix of close roadside but in places well segregated. It also offers an alternative approach / exit at Clay Cross through the park

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Clay Cross
Grid Ref SK3926863469
Lat / Lon 53.16692° / -1.41407°
Easting / Northing 439,268E / 363,469N
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South Normanton
Grid Ref SK4412356773
Lat / Lon 53.10635° / -1.34238°
Easting / Northing 444,123E / 356,773N
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Review


Ken

03 May 2022

This is a great walk, far better than I had anticipated walking from South Normanton to Clay Cross on a sunny late April day after weeks of dry weather. There is plenty of nice countryside mostly pasture or field edge in cropped fields. There are stiles and I saw disinterested cattle in just one field. There are also some great views across the upper Amber valley. There are shops, inns and buses halfway at Tibshelf.

From South Normanton it is a mile of road side walking but there is a decent pavement and in places it's well segregated from the traffic.

I didn't find any services in Blackwell unless the pharmacy can provide your needs. From here it's an old lane fenced but open views over more horse paddocks.Turning right don't take the Silverhill Trail, tempting as in might be. Go just a little further and take the unsigned but clear bridleway that starts close to the trail but gradually separates to arrive at the south end of Tibshelf where the route passes a new Co-op store.

More pleasant field walking along the edge of oil seed in full yellow flower as I passed. The locals keep to the field edges perhaps because the farmer fails to reinstate the cross field but it's no hardship. Sitwell Grange Lane has a number of houses most with the selling agent's three essentials, location, location, location. The names tell the full story, Westwood View and Crich View. The footpath is along the unmade road, not a lot of traffic but when a vehicle did pass it set up a cloud of dust.

The footpath bears left leaving the last few yards of track to the cars but chains on the gates and school grounds had me wondering if this path may not always be available. More services in Pilsley and as I passed a bus depatered to Alfreton. Back in the countryside I met those disinterested cattle then more fresh green fields, singing skylarks and a view across to Clay Cross church spire. After the railway the path is again on an unmade industrial service road which can't be avoided. Once on the road at Danesmoor another shop / post office before taking a path that leads to a walk through the park then a short section of road to the meeting place.


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Ascent

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Descent

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